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Car hire in Cancun

Car hire in Cancun

Cancun is a city in Mexico, located on the north-east coast of the Yucatan peninsula. A major holiday destination, you can get to Cancun on federal highways 180 and 307. The nearest airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is just 18km away from downtown.

What I need to know

With so many tourists visiting Cancun, car hire is very competitive, so you will likely get a very good deal. Use our site to compare car hire companies and find the right one for you. Our fantastic customer support has helped more than five million customers in over 170 countries.

Where to pick up my car

There are numerous suppliers in the city, which means that Cancun car rental is simple. Most of the car hire offices are found in the downtown city centre, so however you arrive in Cancun, you can find the right one. Then you simply have to hand over your details and collect your keys.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

After you’ve picked up your car, you can head straight to the beach. You have a huge choice here, with so many beautiful beaches to visit. After that, you can take a breather in Parque Las Palapas, where you can watch the people and admire the shopping stalls.

Nearby Cancun

Cancun is ideally located for you to visit Puerto Morelos, a gorgeous fishing town and seaport, where you can hire a boat and head out onto the sea. You can also see Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Yum Balam, one of Mexico’s many protected natural areas.

Longer drives

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can drive to Valladolid, where you can see the Cenote Zaci, a landscaped freshwater underground sinkhole. There, you can explore the cave. You can also visit Tulum and see the extremely well-preserved ancient ruins of the Mayan walled city.

Eating and drinking

Mexican food is famous around the world for its flavour - with the USA borrowing heavily - so you’re certain to find some delicious things you haven’t yet tried. With such a vibrant tourism industry in Cancun, you’re also sure to find buzzing nightlife, where the party won’t stop until you want it to.

Things to do

Cancun has so much to see and do that you’re spoilt for choice. Whether it’s relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches or exploring the culture of Mexico, you won’t run out of options. You can explore the natural aquarium or visit the shopping mall village with extraordinary views.


You can visit Tulum Avenue, the main street in downtown Cancun. There, you can find great places to eat, with the beach nearby. You can also see the El Rey Ruins, an ancient Mayan structure, which will give you a sense of the history of Cancun and Mexico in general.